30 September 2008


the isak design brand continues to go from strength to strength with more products added and the print designs are more stunning than ever. top drawer saw the trade launch of the new autumn collection where the cool greens and blues of summer were replaced with dashes of hot orange and pink. i just love the bird design at the top of the post, we're all used to bird motifs but these look so fresh. sandra isaksson has created beautiful trays, bags, bedlinen, and more, and the new lines should be in shops soon. click here to see the isak website with the current range, or for the very latest news check sandra's blog.

DESIGNER - anne jochum for des houliers

talented french designer anne jochum sent me details of a new tableware line, 'milia', that she has created for des houliers. they were launched at the paris show 'maison objet' this month and will soon be seen in stores.

ONLINE SHOP - mirror mirror

there have been some awesome new atelier lzc designs added to the online boutique 'mirror mirror' lately. including double sided greetings cards sold in sets of six, tea towels, and pillows. i also liked the set of thre A4 posters perfect for framing.

29 September 2008


you probably know mibo for their wonderful lampshades and products, but did you know they also have a freelance studio ? and now theres a newly launched website to show some of the other work they do for clients such as wh smith and volkswagen. you can also view a portfolio of designs for sale, and see designs not yet in production. click here to learn more about mibo studio or here for the mibo main product retail site.

BOOK - textiles now

drusilla cole, author of the brilliant book 'patterns' is about to release her new title called 'textiles now'. although the focus of the book is mainly three dimensional 'constructed or stitched' textiles, there is a small section on printed textiles which would be of interest to us as pattern fans. for example i love the striking cover by ilkka timonen from his pattern 'black tree'. see 'textiles now' on amazon uk where it is released today, or amazon usa where it will be released on october 8th. published by laurence king.

KITCHENWARE - rachel cave

these terrific new glass worktop savers from joseph joseph were designed by rachel cave, who we've always admired here on print & pattern. featuring beautiful graphic vegetables in perfect repetition. they'll be available in all joseph joseph stockists soon, or see them here online.

25 September 2008

SCRAPBOOK - kitschy digitals

when i first read about danielle thompson i was amazed at how many talents she has, designing, crafting, and fantastic photography. and now danielle has launched a new range of digital scrapbooking kits "kitschy digitals". available online as downloadable files they're designed for those who just want to print them out and use them, and those who want to go further and manipulate the images on their computer first. besides kitschy digitals danielle has an etsy shop called 'tiny bazaar' which sells the cutest little little things, and you can see lots of danielle's stunning photography on her blog thompson family life. so much talent !
p.s no print & pattern now until monday as im off to the book publishers tomorrow, to finalise the book selection, and then to brighton where i'll report back on anything good i see.